March 2013 Blog Posts (67)

Secular Morality and the Strive for Faith in Others

ALL right, all right. And so: Here we are.



When I was last active on this site roughly a year or so ago, I had recently denounced my Catholic faith in the spirit of teenage angst/bitter confusion. I was scared, pissed off, and disillusioned; moreover, I had basically become a cynical douche who thought he was somehow more inept to attaining knowledge of “the inner-workings of the universe” only because I had been forced to deal with several untimely deaths in my family/friend circle… Continue

Added by Roman Candles on March 11, 2013 at 2:20pm — 12 Comments

Hell Houses

I want to step away from Philosophical debates and the sort for a second and talk about something that I think is truly a detriment to modern society. As the title of this post indicates the subject of my post is about these places called Hell Houses.

Now these places depict graphic scenes of what they consider sins. They depict the torment in hell that the sinful suffer. Some of you may be asking yourselves what makes these places different from other horror productions or stage… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:11am — 3 Comments

Augustine and His Confessions

Anyone who has read Augustine's Confessions will know his views on God. One view that I have been thinking about is how God is unchanging. One thing God must not have, to fit this description (according to Augustine), is emotions. This is something that many Christians and Catholics would agree with. However, there is a problem because in the Bible there is evidence of God having emotions. Take the First of the Ten Commandments:



“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:10am — No Comments

A Philosophical View

I enjoy looking at a variety of views on both theism and atheism. One argument that has intrigued me is the problem of evil which goes something like this:

Premise 1.) If God exists, then there would be no evil (immoral actions) in the world.

Premise 2.) There is (are) evil (immoral actions) in the world.

Conclusion: God does not exist.



This is a strong argument in favor of Atheism, however many would try to attack the first premise which we shall call (1). I have been… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments

Guest Post: Escape from Mentalism - Jonny Scaramanga

Jonny Scaramanga, author of the Leaving Fundamentalism blog, shares his thoughts on his fundamentalist Christian upbringing and why encouraging questioning is an essential part of a good education... Enjoy.



(Also, when you comment, can you please comment on the original post itself if you wish for Jonny to see it. Thanks.)

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 10, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

GREAT ATHEISTS

Atheists are not alone. There are many intellectuals who are atheists and believe truth. The photographs are attached.

Added by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on March 10, 2013 at 6:57am — No Comments

A Day in the Sun

The Sun is a mass of fiery stone, a little larger than Greece. ~ Anaxagoras 434 BCE The Vengeance of God

Nahum 1:1 to 3:1



1:1 The burden of Nineveh and all of the associated imaginings in the mind of a guy named Nahum.



God is jealous. God is revengeful. God is furious. So then, we've established that God is jealous, revengeful, and furious. He is slow to anger…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 10, 2013 at 1:39am — No Comments

Does it frustrate you to be told you are an idiot by christian family

Was called into the lounge by three family members to tell me I am an idiot in believing what I do. They spent the day looking at does Aliens exist on youtube today, and rounded it of with Loyd Pely. Evolution does not exist, Darwin is an idiot because this guy says so. I aked if they have done research and they said no. My mother just told me evolution is not real as she has experienced and witnessed to many miracles in life. I have never called them in to insult there believes why do they…

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Added by Jorita on March 8, 2013 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

as the vultures gather to suck beautiful Venezuela dry

now that Chavez is dead,

the american oil companies

chomping at the bit

begin to salivate & lick their lips,

seething

with the foam

of potent country-gutting

rabies---

for while he was alive,

Venezuela was one of the only

countries left,

who resisted the empire’s attempts to

penetrate it & whore it out to the

highest capitalist bidder---

with Chavez dead,

not only will the oil…

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Added by delapruch on March 8, 2013 at 7:07pm — No Comments

William Lane Craig

Tonight I attended a talk by Dr. Craig. I think some commentary on his talk is warranted as he presented himself somewhat differently than in other talks and debates I have seen on the internet. The organizers of the talk were a collection of religious groups, specifically Christian groups and I think this factored into the way he presented himself. He went through his regular dossier of arguments, ontological, KCA, teleological but added on his understanding of the resurrection of Jesus as…

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Added by Shark Bear on March 8, 2013 at 1:54am — No Comments

Life After Death

OK, so this post is very long overdue. I have been struggling to keep up to my blogging duties due to the small matter of university exams. However, you will be pleased to know that they have finished, and so has my blogging hiatus. So, a welcome back is in order.

I am going to start this post by saying that…

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Added by Connor Hughes on March 7, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

The Guessing Game

Here is a very good lecture hosted by Brian Cox. It gives a very good explanation of how the Universe works. It also explains how Science and the Scientific Method work.  The lecture was hosted before the discovery of the Higgs particle but that does not take from it as it only emphasises how the scientific method really does works.  It covers quantum mechanics and Relativity in easy terms. Allow an hour to watch. Time well spent.…

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Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on March 7, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

The father of all men is 340,000 years old

Updated 21:45 06 March 2013 by Colin Barras

Albert Perry carried a secret in his DNA: a Y chromosome so distinctive that it reveals new information about the origin of our species. It shows that the last common male ancestor down the paternal line of our species is over twice as old as we thought.…

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 6, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

This land is your land, not McFarland's

http://brainhulklogicsmash.blogspot.com/2013/03/this-land-is-your-land-not-mcfarlands.html

Alex McFarland is a Christian Apologist that is organizing Project 2026. Project 2026 is described as "A nationwide initiate to see Christianity's place in society restored to maximum strength by America's 250th birthday." Basically,  they blame anything they deem as 'bad' about America is…

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Added by James on March 5, 2013 at 11:47pm — 4 Comments

Birth of delusion

http://brainhulklogicsmash.blogspot.com/2013/03/birth-of-delusion.html

Wow....just, wow... I think I just read the ultimate doozy of unbelievable facebook bullshit. Please allow me to share and then examine just what we were presented with.



Warning: What you are about to read may adversely effect your intelligence or hang your head in sheer disbelief. I myself hope for the well-being of…

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Added by James on March 5, 2013 at 11:45pm — No Comments

I Don't Mean to Offend, I Am Smart But...Help Me Out

I would like to post a conversation I just had on Google+. I understand how my statements may sound offensive but I see things as I see it. My opinion is not unheard of but I am not saying it is fact. However, my issue really isnt about what I said it is about the response it received from a guy who didn't like what I said but posted his opinions. I don't understand them and I was wondering if someone could explain what he means by his definition of consciousness and "objective…

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Added by Shanna on March 3, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

The Little Old Lady

I knew a little old lady who believed, till the day she died, that there was a God in heaven and thus everything was good with the world.

And yet this same little old lady could never convince herself that the light in her fridge went off when she closed the door.

Go figure.

Added by Bo Fowler on March 3, 2013 at 11:31am — 1 Comment

Do non-believers tend towards a certain political view?

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Disclaimer: all quotes from the AHS Convention are para-phrasings, not direct.

I've just been, yesterday, to the National Federation for Atheist, Humanist, and Secular Student Societies' conference in Conway Hall, London. The AHS are a group wholly facilitated and supported by the - perhaps more familiar - British Humanist Association, and the day involved many high-profile…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 3, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

electing the new pope (conversation between two cardinals)

christian child molester with "holy" guise #1:

 

“psst…has joey been locked up

in the cage (vatican)?  has he been

put in a safe place where he can’t be heard,

where his senile ramblings won’t reveal

how many little boy’s that we’ve

raped & molested?”

 

christian child molester with "holy" guise #2:

 

“yes, i think he’s done with his waving &

tearing eyes, he has done his…

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Added by delapruch on March 2, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Howl and go Naked

Where is your god now? Wrath of God

Micah 1:1 to 6:2



1:1 The word of the Lord that just popped into Micah’s head one day.



It's going to get bad, real bad. God will be coming down to walk on the Earth and the dirt will melt under his feet like wax in a hot fire. He will totally destroy all of the land…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 2, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

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